Exeter United Methodist Church
Friday, October 18, 2019

Ministries

COMMUNITY MISSION OUTREACH:
"End 68 Hours of Hunger" program provides school children (SAU 16) with 
food for weekend meals. 
During October we have been asked to donate fruit cups (individual packages).     If you would like to also donate a new backpack, they are asking for gender neutral colors as this simplifies the delivery process. Food items and back packs can be brought to the church and placed at the display at the front of the    sanctuary.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers for this very     important community outreach program.      
          
For more information check out their facebook page www.end68hoursofhunger.org
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We also support the local food pantry "St. Vincent dePaul".  The following items are currently needed and welcome:  Personal Hygiene Items: Tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels etc.  They are also looking for clean, empty egg cartons (12 egg size no larger).  Items may be brought directly to the pantry at 53 Lincoln St., Exeter or left at the church in the basket just inside the sanctuary.   www.svdexeter.com
St. Vincent dePaul also helps residents of the Exeter area with fuel assistance, employment & computer skills, & Tax Preparation.  Call them at 603-772-9922 for assistance. 
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It is time to fill a shoebox for
Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child outreach!
The boxes are here! Everyone is encouraged to take one, two or more and fill them for a child in need.  They are then delivered to children in the USA and around the world.             As the boxes are handed out through the local churches and clergy in that particular country/town the children are lead in worship, stories and song and encouraged to come to the Body of Christ.  There are a few restrictions on what can not go in the boxes: No candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes powdered or liquid; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.   This does sounds like a lot of restrictions but the countries where they are delivered to are very specific about what is allowed. 
The lists of items that can go in the shoeboxes can be found on the website www.samaritanspurse.org
This outreach is a lot of fun and great for children to help with!  You pick if you want to fill a shoebox for a girl or boy and there are also three age brackets.  
Have fun! Please pray over the box as you are filling it that it will reach a child in need of the items in the box but also become a Child of Christ.  The deadline to return the boxes to the church is Sunday, Nov. 17th but they can be dropped off anytime before then M-F 8:30-12:30 pm.  
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If you would like to know more about any of our outreach programs,
Contact the church office 772-6625 or exeterumc@comcast.net
 
This site is constantly being updated. Please check back often for more information.